Monthly Archives: October 2014

Week of November 2, 2014

They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead…and their going forth from us, utter destruction. But they are in peace. (Wis. 3:2-3) Today, we remember and celebrate the lives of those who have gone before us. Paige Byrne Shortal tells a story about grieving and remembering that I found touching. Years ago […]

Week of October 26, 2014

Which commandment in the law is the greatest? The Sadducees were silenced last week when they asked if it was lawful to pay the census tax to Caesar or not. In today’s Gospel the Pharisees are trying to test Jesus by asking the question above. There were 613 laws in the Torah. Jesus was critical […]

Week of October 19, 2014

Who in their right mind starts a debate with Jesus and expects to win?” In today’s Gospel, the Pharisees’ disciples and Herodians try to trap Jesus by presenting an either/or quandary – “Is it lawful to pay the census tax to Caesar or not?” The tax in question was imposed on every adult man, woman […]

Week of October 12, 2014

Next weekend is Mission Sunday. There will be a second collection to assist missionary efforts by our Church throughout the world. Below is a letter from Bishop Finn. “Today vast numbers of people still do not know Jesus Christ.” Pope Francis begins his message for this year’s celebration of World Mission Sunday with these words. […]